Mr. Enrico Ruhle, CEO & MD
TÜV Rheinland India, the Indian subsidiary of the German based TÜV Rheinland Group, a worldwide leader in Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting and Certification, announced that it has bagged the prestigious accreditation for its 3 Softlines Labs in India from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) as per ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 which is an international standard for laboratories accreditation.
The Softlines Labs of TÜV Rheinland India, based at Gurgaon, Bangalore and Tirupur, primarily helps manufacturers and exporters of Apparels, Home Soft Furnishings, Leather Footwear/Handbags, Toys & Jewellery, maintain their brand positioning by testing and certifying their products for performance, safety and regulatory testing requirements.
NABL is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. NABL has been established with the objective to provide Government, Regulators and Industry with a scheme of laboratory accreditation through third-party assessment for formally recognizing the technical competence of laboratories.
Said Mr Enrico Ruhle, CEO & Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland South Asia, “We are extremely pleased to bag this accreditation for our 3 Softlines testing Labs in India within one year of commencement of the Softlines business. All our three Labs are also approved for CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) which is the mandatory requirement of testing for children products being exported to USA.
“In line with our global strategy, we invested close to 3.4 million Euros in our Softlines Lab network in India, which ensures that we are covering all the major sourcing locations which are important for the textiles, leather and footwear industry in India. Our Gurgaon Lab works as a centre of excellence for other two Labs in Bangalore & Tirupur.” added Mr Ruhle
“Our Labs are the backbone of our company which helps us to serve our customers better. We concentrate more on developing our capabilities in-house, asapparel and footwear are a fast fashion industry where customers want faster turnaround time when it comes to testing. We have laboratories which are well equipped with cutting edge technology to perform mechanical as well as chemical, safety and regulatory testing including testing for harmful chemical substances, REACH for apparel, leather, footwear, home textiles, toys, jewellery, fashion accessories etc. Some of our high end imported chemicals testing instruments include LC MSMS, ICP MS, XRF, GCMS, FTIR, HPLC, GC ECD etc.” said Mr Charan Singh, Country Head-Softlines, TUV Rheinland India.
About TÜV Rheinland India
TÜV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, pioneers in providing technical services worldwide for more than 141 years. Having started its operation in 1996 in India, the company is a part of the India, Middle East & Africa Group and caters to the Indian market as well as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives markets. TÜV Rheinland India with local headquarters at Bangalore is active in more than 100 locations in India.